Mobility and transportation planning naturally affect multiple communities. Coordination and comprehensive approaches to this work ensure seamless communities for residents.
CPRC provides technical support and guidance to transit partners and state and local agencies on long-term, large-scale planning and offers individual assistance for local plans, while stressing an approach that considers investment impacts in the broader community context of growth, economic development, sustainability, and housing availability.
The region contains two Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) - the Capital Area MPO (NC CAMPO), which covers all of Wake County and portions of Granville, Franklin, Johnston, and Harnett counties, and the Durham-Chapel Hill-Carrboro MPO (DCHC MPO), which covers all of Durham County and portions of Orange and Chatham counties and is housed at Central Pines Regional Council. These two MPOs are responsible for decision making about long-range transportation planning and transportation project funding within their respective areas.
CPRC provides extensive technical support to the MPOs, most commonly when projects and challenges cross the boundary between them.
The rural portions of our region are represented by the Central Pines Rural Planning Organization (formerly TARPO), covering portions of Chatham, Lee, Moore, and Orange counties, or the Upper Coastal Plain Rural Planning Organization, covering Johnston County.
CPRC staff administer the Central Pines Rural Planning Organization on behalf of participating communities.